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Movanis invests in the future: Constructing a 1800 m2 AGV research and demonstration facility at “De Schacht” brownfield (Heusden-Zolder).

In 2018, Movanis celebrated its 10 years existence. What started as a research and innovation project into Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) technology, is now a stand-alone production line of AGV systems for logistics applications and lithium-ion battery technology.

Movanis started 2019 with ambition, and invested in the design and construction of a new headquarters to support its continuous growth. Early spring, the first stone of the 1800 m2 research and demonstration facility was laid at “De Schacht” brownfield in Heusden-Zolder. The location on a historic coal mine site is iconic and symbolizes Movanis’ ambition to push for innovation in the region and transition towards improved energy efficiency. Together with the existing battery competence center and prototyping facility in Oostende, Movanis’ headquarters are ideally located to serve all its Flemish and international customers.

The new facility will include offices to host 30 employees, a development and test center (650 m2), an AGV and battery production area (330 m2) and in- & outdoor demonstration zone.   

The development and test center is designed to simulate existing warehouse set-ups with loading and unloading bays, end-of-line conveyor belts, high bay warehouses and a free zone to set-up customer tailored testing platforms.

Movanis is considered to be a leading authority in Flanders in the field of AGV technology. The in- & outdoor demonstration zone aims to evidence its technological leadership and capabilities to existing and potential customers.  For example, an extensive outdoor area allows showcasing satellite navigation alongside laser navigation for AGVs in different weather conditions and all terrain conditions.

The HQ construction is progressing rapidly, and recently the framing was completed. The official inauguration is expected for October 2019.

Movanis is also investing in new talents and recently expanded their team. Even better, Movanis is still hiring and offers a job opportunity to software and automation engineers.  Do you want to be part of Movanis exciting second phase? Please apply by sending your details to info@movanis.be. A full job description can be found here

Movanis | Lochtemanweg 88 - 3550 Heusden-Zolder - Belgium | Tel +32 477 80 11 06